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Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More.

Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More.

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Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More.

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Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior.

We tend to believe our habits are a product of our motivation, talent, and effort. Certainly, these qualities matter. But the surprising thing is, especially over a long time period, your personal characteristics tend to get overpowered by your environment. 

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How to Design a Better Environment

  • Automate good decisions. Whenever possible, design an environment that makes good decisions for you. For example, buying smaller plates can help you lose weight by deciding portion size for you. 
  • Subtract the negative influences. You can make it easier to avoid unhealthy foods by storing them in less visible places. (Foods that are placed at eye level tend to be purchased and eaten more frequently.)

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Winners often win because their environment makes winning easier

What often looks like a lack of willpower is actually the result of a poor environment. Life is a game and if you want to guarantee better results over a sustained period of time, the best approach is to play the game in an environment that favors you.

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